Memory

Cache Memory
This is a buffer of memory in the proccessor that is used to store copies of items that are most often fetched from the memory, so that they can be fetched more quickly.
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Flash Memory
A technology for storing data in an electronic format which is used for memory cards.
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Multi-Tasking
A computer is multitasking if it appears to be running more than one program at the same time.
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Primary Memory
Memory that can be addressed and accessed directly by the processor.
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Random Access Memory (RAM)
Memory that is used to store the programs and data currently in use by a computer. It is volatile, which means that it gets erased when the computer is switched off.
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Read-Only Memory (ROM)
Memory that is used to store programs permanently and in the same lcoation, such as the boot-up program. This memory is non-volatile and is not deleted when the computer is switched off.
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Virtual Memory
This is an area of the hard disk that is used to store running programs as if it was RAM.
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A technology for storing data in an electronic format which is used for memory cards.

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Flash Memory

Card 3

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A computer is multitasking if it appears to be running more than one program at the same time.

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Card 4

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Memory that can be addressed and accessed directly by the processor.

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Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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Memory that is used to store the programs and data currently in use by a computer. It is volatile, which means that it gets erased when the computer is switched off.

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Preview of the back of card 5
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